This is my first 49ers’ mock draft of the year, but it won’t be my last. Feel free to make your own and post it below.
Round 1. La’el Collins, OG, LSU. Trent Baalke says he wants the 49ers to run the ball, but Mike Iupati is a free agent and Alex Boone has just one more year on his deal. Collins is the best run blocker available at the 15th pick.
Round 2. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. The Niners need a change-of-pace back and someone who can carry the load if Carlos Hyde gets hurt. Abdullah is both of those things.
Round 3. Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami. He ran a 4.33 at the Combine, similar to Cardinals’ wide receiver John Brown, who ran a 4.34 and caught 48 passes for 696 yards as a rookie last season.
Round 4. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon. Baalke loves drafting players with torn ACLs and Ekpre-Olomu tore his in December. He was considered a first-round pick before his injury.
Round 5. Bryan Bennett, QB, Southeastern Louisiana. Bill Walsh advocated drafting a quarterback every year and quarterback is a position of need for the Niners. Bennett has more than enough athleticism and arm strength to become a starting quarterback down the line.
Round 6. Tyeler Davison, NT, Fresno State. Starting nose tackle Ian Williams has never played more than 9 games in a season. He needs a backup.
LWR: Free agent (Torrey Smith)/Phillip Dorsett
RWR: Anquan Boldin/ Bruce Ellington
LT: Joe Staley/Jonathan Martin
LG: La’el Collins/Joe Looney
C: Daniel Kilgore/Marcus Martin
RG: Alex Boone/Brandon Thomas
RT: Anthony Davis/Jonathan Martin
TE: Vernon Davis/Vance McDonald
QB: Colin Kaepernick/Bryan Bennett
RB: Carlos Hyde/Ameer Abdullah
FB: Bruce Miller/Trey Millard
DE (Five-tech): Glenn Dorsey/Quinton Dial
NT (One-tech): Ian William/Tyeler Davison
DE (Three-tech): Justin Smith/Tank Carradine
LOLB: Aaron Lynch/Corey Lemonier
LILB: Patrick Willis/Michael Wilhoite
RILB: NaVorro Bowman/Chris Borland
ROLB: Aldon Smith/Corey Lemonier
LCB: Free agent (Perrish Cox)/Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
RCB: Tramaine Brock/Dontae Johnson
NCB: Jimmie Ward/Dontae Johnson
SS: Antoine Bethea/Jimmie Ward
FS: Eric Reid/Jimmie Ward